A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Amman vs. Mexico City for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Amman or Mexico City?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Amman and Mexico City. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Amman or Mexico City?

Amman

Amman is the largest city in of the Hashemite Kingdom of the country of Jordan. It is also the capital city of Jordan and has a population of over four million people. Many people use Amman as a base for venturing out into the rest of Jordan and other surrounding countries. There are many things to see and do in Amman.

Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world. There are an estimated 26 million people living in the greater Mexico City metropolitan area. The area is about 60 kilometers by 40 kilometers and is surrounded by tall mountains and volcanoes on three sides. Mexico City proper has about 8.8 million people and is the capital of the country. More than a third of the country's economy is based here, making it the wealthiest city in all of Latin America.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Jordan, The Best Budget Tours to Jordan, The Best 2-Week Tours in Mexico, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Mexico.


Which place is cheaper, Mexico City or Amman?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Amman is $110, while the average daily cost in Mexico City is $213. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Amman and Mexico City in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amman $49
    Mexico City $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amman $98
    Mexico City $82
Compare Hotels in Amman and Mexico City

Looking for a hotel in Amman or Mexico City? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Amman


Hotels in Mexico City


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Amman Hotel Prices and Mexico City Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amman $24
    Mexico City $13
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Amman

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amman:


  • Bus Ride (for Two)
    $0.71
  • RIde to Airport
    $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amman

Also for Amman, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • transfers Queen Alia Airport or Amman from/to Petra: $242
  • Wadi Rum transfer from - to Amman: $323
  • Wadi Rum Private Transfer to or from Amman or Airport: $150
  • Transfer from Amman or Airport to Petra with Optional Tour: $99
  • Transfer Amman To/From Petra: $200
  • Queen Alia Intl Airport Private Transfer to Amman City or Hotels: $20
  • Queen Alia International Airport Transfers To Amman, Petra.: $257
  • Queen Alia Airport and Amman Private Transfer /Multiple Destion: $44
  • Queen Alia Airport Transfers: $43
  • Private departure transfer from Amman to airport: $30
  • Private Transfer: From Amman City to Airport: $39
  • Private Transfer to Aqaba from Amman or Queen Alia Airport: $359

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Mexico City

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Mexico City:


  • Metro
    $1.20
  • Uber Ride
    $4.19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mexico City

Also for Mexico City, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Mexico APT-HTL (MEX) : $36
  • Transfer to and from Mexico City Airport: $30
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Mexico City - Mexico Airport (MEX): $18
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Mexico Airport (MEX)- Mexico City: $22
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Mexico Airport (MEX) - Tlalnepantla: $83
  • Transfer from Mexico City Airport to Puebla: $245
  • Transfer Mexico city Airport - Mexico city Downtown hotels: $18
  • Transfer Mexico City Airport to Downtown and Zona Rosa Hotels: $80
  • Transfer Mexico City - Taxco - Acapulco (2 days): $83
  • Toluca hotels to Toluca Airport TLC Departure Private Transfer: $65
  • Toluca Airport TLC to Toluca Hotels Arrival Private Transfer: $65
  • Six Flags Tickets and Transfer: $124

Is it cheaper to fly into Amman or Mexico City?

Prices for flights to both Mexico City and Amman change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Amman $34
    Mexico City $27
Typical Food Prices in Amman

For Amman, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Pastries
    $4.23
  • Tea
    $5.64

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amman

For Amman, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Amman:Home resturant lunch and dinner: $37
  • Private Madaba Haret Jdoudna Restaurant Lunch or Dinner from Amman: $90
  • Private Jordan Heritage Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience : $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $109
  • Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour: $113
  • 3-Hours Guided Food Tour in Amman: $130

Typical Food Prices in Mexico City

For Mexico City, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    $13
  • Coffee and Snacks
    $4.67
  • Dinner for 2
    $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Mexico City

For Mexico City, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Virtual Mexican Cooking Class (private and personalized): $50
  • Veracruz and Boca del Rio Food Tour with Mangroves Boat Trip: $50
  • Tortilla Crawl: Food Tour in Mexico City: $55
  • Private Half-Day Traditional Markets Street Food Tour in Mexico City: $57
  • Uruapan Food Tour: $58
  • 3 Hours Food Tour Best Vegan Tacos in Mexico City: $64
  • Muchos moles: Multi-variety mole cooking class and feast: $65
  • Mexico City Vegan & Veggie Market Explorer plus Cooking Lesson: $73
  • Street Food Tour with Friends: $75
  • MEXICO CITY FOOD TOUR: flavors on two wheels: $78
  • La Roma Authentic Downtown Food Tour: Tacos and Local Flavors: $78
  • Mexico City Origins: Archeology, History, Art & Food Tour: $79

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amman $32
    Mexico City $15

Tours and Activities in Amman

For Amman, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • From Amman :Private day tour to Jerash and Ajloun: $81
  • Full Day Tour in Baptism Site, Mount Nebo and Madaba: $85
  • Tour to the hidden Kingdom of the north: $300
  • Um Qais Private Tour Enjoy The History And Stunning Scenery.: $130
  • 01 Day Tour to Dead Sea From Amman: $220
  • 1 Day Tour to Amman Jerash and Ajloun castle : $215
  • 1 Day Tour: Amman and Jerash: $176
  • 1-Day Tour: Amman and Dead Sea: $161
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Dead Sea Independent Tour from Amman : $145
  • 1-Night Private Overnight Madaba Independent Tour from Amman: $170
  • 1Day Private spiritual Tour to Amman Madaba Baptism site Dead Sea: $235
  • 2 Day Private Tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Amman : $215

Tours and Activities in Mexico City

For Mexico City, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • City Tour/español-ingles: $68
  • Frida Kahlo Tour with Admission Tickets: $76
  • Mixology, Food, Wine and Beer Experience in Xochimilco: $99
  • Monarch Butterfly Tour from Mexico City: $220
  • Private City Tour Downtown Mexico City: $35
  • Private Walking Tour Historic Center of Mexico City: $124
  • Private guided tour of the Soumaya Museum : $233
  • Romantic Walking tour in Mexico City: $150
  • Romantic tour in San Andrés Mixquic: $150
  • Teotihuacan Half-Day Tour with Tequila tasting: $37
  • Teotihuacan Private Tour: $135
  • The best of Mixquic walking tour: $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amman $14
    Mexico City $21

Sample the Local Flavors in Amman

Also in Amman, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Amman: $64

Sample the Local Flavors in Mexico City

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Mexico City:

  • CDMX Pub Crawl: Mexico City Bar Crawl: $23
  • Mexico City Pub Crawl: $23
  • Best Bar Crawl at Downtown: $49
  • Nightly Historic Center From Above© Rooftop Bar Crawl +Taco Snack: $129
  • 2 Hours Private Mexican Wine Tasting in Polanco: $155
  • Third Largest Monolith in the World:Bernal with wine tasting: $235
  • Cavas Freixenet Wine Tour from Mexico City: $255


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amman and Mexico City, we can see that Mexico City is more expensive. And not only is Amman much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Amman is in Middle East and Mexico City is in North America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Amman would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Amman and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Mexico City would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Mexico City than you might in Amman.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Amman Expensive? and Is Mexico City Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Amman or Mexico City?

Mexico City has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Amman. When comparing the sizes of Amman and Mexico City, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.